Ephesians 2:17

“And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And came, and preached peace to you, which were afarre off, and to them that were nigh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he came preaching peace to you who were far off, and to those who were near;
- Basic English Bible

and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh.
- Darby Bible

And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
- Webster's Bible

So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, and peace to those who were near;
- Weymouth Bible

He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.
- World English Bible

And he comynge prechide pees to you that weren fer, and pees to hem that weren niy;
- Wycliffe Bible

and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:17


2:17 And he came - After his resurrection. And preached peace - By his ministers and his Spirit. To you - Gentiles. That were afar off - At the utmost distance from God. And to them that were nigh - To the Jews, who were comparatively nigh, being his visible church.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:17


Eph 2:17 Preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. The Gentiles were "afar off"; the Jews, "nigh". To both Christ preached with each other and with God.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Edna
    Dear Sanits, words in the scripture are container that hold truth. Verse 1 quicken Made alive in Christ jesus sitted in the heavenlys. Save by faith not works of the flesh but by Galatian 5.22 spirit.We have been reconciled.Our Lord has made a way with Jes and Gentiles.redemtion Read 2.15. He has made us a new man no longer strangers Now he has made his abode in us SO REJOICE SANITS REJOICE
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Wow, was God dealing with Jews first, that's why we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. God made promises to the Jews, that's why Jesus wasn't ready for the Gentiles. Paul was chosen. Act 9:15
  • Fay
    This is fill with good food for the soul I enjoyed reading this book. I continue to come back and read and share all the good information with my family , friends and co-workers. We must be afraid to share the word of GOD with everyone.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now, Paul tells us that we have hope as Gentiles with Jesus. Jesus has a plan for all of us, that is the Grace of God pored out on the cross on Calvary. There is now hope . .
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT --- OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL --- OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --1:9--WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER
  • Eugene Rozell
    God is good and this i know for myself, it doesn't take a rocket scientist for me to know that in God we have our being, nothing we have done has made us deserving of anything it is only by the grace of god that he even cares. Jesus paved the way and opened doors that would never have opened had it not been for his sacrifice giving his life in exchange for ours. Thank you Jesus for loving me

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